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Tropical Weather

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  • Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years

    Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years
    Florida has been clobbered by hurricanes more often in even years than odd; not such great news since this is 2014. The state also has a tendency to be hit after long periods of tropical peace, and our last strike was eight years ago. The National...
  • Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters

    Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters
    They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth. The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...
  • Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close

    Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close
    With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982. Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts
    Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong? Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two...
  • Quiet hurricane season is first since 1994 without a major storm

    Quiet hurricane season is first since 1994 without a major storm
    A relatively quiet hurricane season is nearing its end, likely to be the first since 1994 without a major hurricane forming in the Atlantic, according to researchers at Colorado State University. The season saw 13 named storms, which is about average....
  • Tropics quiet again with two months remaining in hurricane season

    Tropics quiet again with two months remaining in hurricane season
    The tropics are quiet again, as a system that threatened to strengthen on Mexico’s Gulf coast lost organization Monday. The system had high chances of forming into a tropical cyclone as of last week, but the likelihood faded. The National...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Recovery, stuggles continue one year later

    Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
  • Hurricane Raymond threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

    MEXICO CITY -- A hurricane with sustained winds of up to 120 mph was spinning off of Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday, threatening to bring more suffering to a country still recovering from dozens of deaths and massive destruction caused by a...
  • Hurricane Raymond, off Mexican coast, downgraded to Category 1

    MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Raymond remained parked off the Mexican Pacific Coast on Tuesday, diminishing in power but slowly heading to a region still recovering from last month’s deadly tropical storm. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Raymond was downgraded...
  • Tropical Storm Jerry forms, unlikely to affect land

    Tropical Storm Jerry forms, unlikely to affect land
    Tropical Storm Jerry formed in the middle of the Atlantic on Monday morning, but it's not forecast to make landfall anywhere. The tenth tropical cyclone of the season is ahead of the climatological norm; a J-named storm typically doesn't arrive until...
  • Tropical Storm Karen could near hurricane status at landfall

    Tropical Storm Karen could near hurricane status at landfall
    Tropical Storm Karen is forecast to make landfall on the coasts of Louisiana or Mississippi on Saturday, possibly as a weak hurricane, or at least close to that strength. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as of Friday morning, moving...